Building Deeper

  • By jonathon barnett
  • 14 May, 2017

Kenilworth Basement underway

Setting out the basement
Setting out the 1st two courses
While a new Logix basement isn't exactly news, this one is slightly out of the ordinary, hence the post. Being built within a arrows flight of Kenilworth Castle this new home has to be very careful to blend in with its surroundings. 
Once complete the home will look like three small bungalows to visitors. Underneath will be very different with a two storey basement large enough for any dungeon or super-villains lair 

Basements of this size, aren't for the faint of heart. At 5.5m deep in places this calls for a bit of heavy engineering.
The vertical bars are 25mm diameter, and they look lost in this 600mm wide Logix wall.
The vertical bars are 25mm diameter, and they look lost in this 600mm wide Logix wall.
At 305mm wide this wall is pretty wide for a domestic basement.
At 305mm wide this wall is pretty wide for a domestic basement.
Most of the basement has 305mm thick Logix walls, but the taller sections which stand 5.5m high require something a little bigger. I say a little bigger, actually the walls are twice the size at 610mm wide. Big walls also mean lots of conrete, it'll  take about 65m3 of concrete in phase 1 (up to 2m), and two mixer loads just to fill one course of Logix blocks.
More updates to follow
By jonathon barnett 14 May, 2017
While a new Logix basement isn't exactly news, this one is slightly out of the ordinary, hence the post. Being built within a arrows flight of Kenilworth Castle this new home has to be very careful to blend in with its surroundings. 
Once complete the home will look like three small bungalows to visitors. Underneath will be very different with a two storey basement large enough for any dungeon or super-villains lair 

Basements of this size, aren't for the faint of heart. At 5.5m deep in places this calls for a bit of heavy engineering.
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